Janet Napolitano warns Mexican cartels on cross-border violence
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Monday warned Mexico’s drug cartels that any attempt to bring their violent tactics across the border would produce a powerful reaction.
The Obama administration has been under intense pressure to beef up security along the southwest border to prevent spillover from raging drug cartel violence in Mexico as well as to stem an influx of illegal immigrants.
“So today I say to the cartels: Don’t even think about bringing your violence and tactics across this border,” Napolitano told an audience at the University of Texas at El Paso.
“You will be met by an overwhelming response. And we’re going to continue to work with our partners in Mexico to dismantle and defeat you,” she said.